What is Oculoplastic and What is Oculoplastic surgery?

In recent times with the advances of science and medicine, different specialties and subspecialties have emerged to meet the specific needs of our population. Medicine is becoming increasingly specialized. Therefore, it is likely that you must have recently heard people speak of “oculoplastic” or “oculoplastic surgery.” You are most likely wondering, “What is a oculoplastic […]

What is surgery of the bags under the eyelids?

One of the most common problems that we notice in the mirror over time is the appearance of bags under the eyelids. This gives us a tired look and we start to wonder if these are dark circles or are these really bags? What causes these? How can we treat these bags? What are the […]

What is Blepharoplasty?

It is very common that when talking about cosmetic surgery, the word blepharoplasty frequently pops up in conversations between interested people. However, do they really know what a blepharoplasty is? Today we will discuss blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty is the medical term that refers to eyelid surgery. Blepharoplasty can be performed on both the upper and lower […]

What is a stye or hordeolum or Chalazion? How can you tell what is what?

It is very common that out of nowhere a red and even painful “little bump” could appear on the margin or on the eyelid itself. It is not unusual that people would tell you: “you have a stye.” Some will even tell you that you have a “chalazion.” It’s so confusing!!! Is it stye or […]

What is Entropion?

In the last blog, we talked about ectropion, a condition of eyelid malposition. Entropion is another position condition that the eyelid may suffer. We know that the eyelids are essential structures for the protection of our eyeball. Any problem that the eyelid suffers will directly affect the capacity and quality of vision. Entropion is a […]

What is Ectropion?

The eyelids are essential structures for the protection of our eye. That is why the quality of our vision is directly related to the health of our eyelids. The position of the eyelids is critical in protecting the eye. The eyelids may suffer from position problems or malposition. The two groups of eyelid malposition are […]

Is ophthalmic plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgery or oculofacial surgery the same?

Yes, is the answer to this question. You may wonder what is oculoplastic surgery or oculofacial surgery or ophthalmic plastic surgery? Basically, oculofacial surgery, ophthalmic plastic surgery and oculoplastic surgery are synonyms. Oculoplastic surgery is a sub-specialty of ophthalmology that includes surgeries or treatments for diseases of the eyelids, eyebrows, cheeks and tissues around the […]